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Mat or rain-cape made from folded and stitched pandanus leaf.
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Length: 51.50 centimetres (folded)
Width: 31.50 centimetres (folded)
- Curator's comments
- Pandanus mat (‘kon kongol’ in the Wahgi language) purchased from Mol, natally from Monglka and married to Yembang, of the Komblo sub-group Milyand. Mol made the mat from nut pandanus leaves for young Rebecca: ‘ngal kumblamb pange auwnt’. Pandanus mats are rarely seen these days, having been replaced by blankets, coats etc. For an account of the making of the collection of which this is part see ‘Paradise: portraying the New Guinea Highlands’ by Michael O’Hanlon (British Museum Press, 1993).
Field collection no:146.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 146 (field collection number)